Statewide job fair for veterans

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

Just in time for Veteran's Day, a statewide job fair is giving local vets a chance to connect with potential employers.

This Wednesday's event is called "Hire Our Heroes." The state has scheduled simultaneous job fairs at eleven locations around Arizona. The Department of Economic Security is partnering with state, county and local agencies to sponsor the fair.

This is the state's first ever statewide employment fair. DES' Division of Employment and Rehabilitation Services (DERS) will also be on hand to offer its services to Arizona veterans at the event.

"DES is proud to support this incredible event to support and champion for our Arizona's heroes," said Director Clarence Carter.  "Our veterans have made huge personal sacrifices to keep our country safe. When they return home, they deserve all the help and support DES and our community can give them to rejoin the workforce."

The Hire Our Heroes job fair will be held at the follow locations:

Central Arizona College Corp Center
540 N. Camino Mercado, Suite 1, Casa Grande
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Coconino Community College
3000 N. Fourth St., Flagstaff
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Sun Valley Community College
456 E. Ray Rd., Gilbert
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Mohave Community College
1971 Jagerson Ave., Kingman
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Peter Piper Pizza
Grand Court Plaza, 450 North Grand Court Plaza, Nogales
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Arizona Western College-Parker
Learning Center, 1109 Geronimo Ave., Parker
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Maryvale Community Center
4420 N. 51st Ave., Phoenix
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Bldg 16 Lower Hangar, 3700 Willow Creek Rd., Prescott
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

VFW Post 9972
549 Veterans Dr., Sierra Vista
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 2
3455 S. Wilmot Rd., Tucson
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

American Legion Post 56
1490 W. Third St., Yuma
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.